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 for Relapsed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Relapse \Re*lapse"\ (r?-l?ps"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Relapsed
     (-l?pst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Relapsing.] [L. relapsus, p. p.
     of relabi to slip back, to relapse; pref. re- re- + labi to
     fall, slip, slide. See Lapse.]
     1. To slip or slide back, in a literal sense; to turn back.
        [Obs.] --Dryden.
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     2. To slide or turn back into a former state or practice; to
        fall back from some condition attained; -- generally in a
        bad sense, as from a state of convalescence or amended
        condition; as, to relapse into a stupor, into vice, or
        into barbarism; -- sometimes in a good sense; as, to
        relapse into slumber after being disturbed.
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              That task performed, [preachers] relapse into
              themselves.                           --Cowper.
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     3. (Theol.) To fall from Christian faith into paganism,
        heresy, or unbelief; to backslide.
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              They enter into the justified state, and so continue
              all along, unless they relapse.       --Waterland.
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